2014 Didier Montchovet Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs
Region: Burgundy < France
Grapes: Chardonnay 80%, Aligoté 20%
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: certified biodynamic, conserves rainwater and repurposes throughout the year, operates the wine cellar by gravity only, 30 year-old vines, vineyard farmed exclusively for the Crémant, methode traditionelle
Winemaker: Didier Montchovet
This Crémant is one of two awesome wines we’re working with this month from Didier Montchovet in Burgundy. Farming biodynamically, Didier has slowly grown his estate from just half a hectare to 9.2, keeping with the same vineyards-first philosophy and turning out stunning wines with low intervention. Craving bubbles but not on a Champagne budget? This is your wine. Made in the Champagne method, mostly of Chardonnay, and on a similar soil. You get a hint of those yeasty notes, green apple, lemon and delicate bubbles, yet the finish is clean, bright and a bit stony. Grab the raw oysters and shellfish platter, or a baked brie. It will stand up to all, and the limey minerality will refresh your palate and leave you wanting more. A serious wine for sure, but that doesn’t mean you have to be – keep the corks popping!